Subject: Management Information System in Healthcare
Topic: Technical and Physical Safeguards
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) created privacy safeguards for patients to prevent misuse of their information.
Click the link:
Explain the physical and technical safeguards of HIPAA and create an outline for a training program on HIPAA for a healthcare organization.
Explain your number one safeguard to safeguard privacy. Explain why you chose this safeguard.
Directions to student: The final paragraph (three or four sentences) of your initial post should summarize the one or two key points that you are making in your initial response. You will be writing three or more discussion posts per week.
Your main post must be two to three substantive paragraphs 150-200 total words and include at least two APA-formatted citations/references. Please follow up with two subsequent replies to colleagues. Each reply should consist of a relevant paragraph containing 100 words or more.
Use this TEXTBOOK as reference also:
Information Systems for Healthcare Management
Author: Glandon, G. L., Smaltz, D. H., Slovensky, D. J.
Keep it sample do not use so many big words. Focus more on real life example. Give real examples focus more on the question that been ask. Less citations more on what’s going on the real world. Relate the question to real life example. Keep it as basic as possible. Writing the words as English is second language
Technical and Physical Safeguards
Patient information was always prone to misuse in most healthcare systems, and this is why the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was established. Therefore, this paper aims to examine the physical and technical safeguards provided by the HIPAA. Physical safeguards comprise of facility access and control as well as workstation and device security. Facility access and control ensure an organization has to limit the physical access of unauthorized people into their facilities. Access should only be limited to authorized personnel to prevent unprecedented use of patient information. Workstation and device security provide a need to specify proper use and access to workstations and electronic media to facilitate the protection of electronic patient health information (“Summary of the HIPAA Security Rule,” 2019).
Technical safeguards include access controls, audit controls, integrity controls, and transmission security. Access controls allow authorized personnel only to access information. Audit controls involve the procedural mechanisms that aid in the recording and examination of access to information systems. Integrity controls facilitate proper alteration or destroying of electronic patient health information. Finally, transmission security guard against unauthorized access to electronic patient information systems while being transmitted through an electronic network (Glandon, Slovensky, & Smaltz, 2014).
Physical safeguards are the number one safeguard that will ensure the privacy of patient information privacy. Consequently, this is because without physical access unauthorized persons cannot access any information as they will be denied entry. Also, if technical safeguards are provided without physical safeguards, there is a high chance that people with unauthorized access will try to access the electronic patient information thereby tampering with privacy (Edemekong, & Haydel, 2018). All in all, all safeguards are to be put in place to facilitate privacy and security of patient information.
Edemekong, P. F., & Haydel, M. J. (2018). Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In StatPearls [Internet]. StatPearls Publishing.
Glandon, G. L., Slovensky, D. J., & Smaltz, D. H. (2014). Information systems for healthcare management. Health Administration Press. 8th Edition.
Summary of the HIPAA Security Rule. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/security/laws-regulations/index.html